I took the final step in my journey away from UserLand products: I unsubscribed from Dave Winer’s Scripting News weblog. It had certainly degraded over the last two years from being about software and programming to a focus on Dave’s life and his senior years. That’s fine with me. Reading it was no longer interesting to me and I found very little that I couldn’t find somewhere else.
Friends and bloggers I read told me I should have done this months ago but I wasn’t ready to do it. After the switch to WordPress, it’s been much easier, mainly because I could stop thinking about how to tinker with my weblog software and instead think about writing.